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San Sebastian del Oeste (Magic Pueblo)

Quick Details

Hour Glass Duration: 8 hours

Calendar Availability: Monday – Friday

Adult For Ages 14+
Child For Ages 6-13

Journey through the hidden pueblo on a San Sebastian guided tour

This tour takes you along the gorgeous mountain road up high into the hidden pueblo of San Sebastian. San Sebastian’s remote setting makes it one of Mexico’s last remaining secrets, tucked away high in the heart of the Sierra Madre Mountains.

While this tiny mountain pueblo isn’t far from Puerto Vallarta, it feels like a world away. Riding along the paved mountain road, witness scenes of everyday rural life, along with some of the most stunning views the state of Jalisco has to offer!

Learn about the history of this town that was first settled in 1605. The once remote 17th-century mining town of San Sebastian reached its peak in the 1700s with over 30,000 inhabitants. The pueblo’s population fluctuated rapidly as silver and gold were mined intermittently between the 1600s and the 1930s, and currently has only 600 residents maintaining its true colonial heritage.

San Sebastian now cultivates coffee and agave in its lush mountainsides while maintaining its quaint cobblestone plaza, elegant snow-white buildings, classic Porfirian bandstand, 18th-century church, and historic haciendas, recently earning this pueblo the title of Pueblo Magico from the federal government.

Experience what San Sebastian has to offer; a local distillery, local organic coffee roaster, and lunch at a local restaurant!

So spend the day away from the “big city” of Puerto Vallarta and enjoy a privileged glimpse into colonial Mexico that few are ever lucky enough to experience!


  • Air-conditioned round-trip transportation from your hotel
  • Certified bilingual tour guide
  • Tequila distillery tour
  • Organic coffee factory tour
  • Lunch in Mexican restaurant
  • Walking tour at San Sebastian’s downtown
  • Leisure time

What to bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, bug-spray, Mexican pesos for souvenirs, snacks, and gratuities.